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Chaos Knight

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Ability Build

1
Chaos Bolt
2
Reality Rift
3
Chaos Strike
4
Chaos Strike
5
Chaos Strike
6
Phantasm
7
Chaos Strike
8
Reality Rift
9
Reality Rift
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10
+35% Chaos Strike Lifesteal
11
Reality Rift
12
Phantasm
13
Chaos Bolt
14
Chaos Bolt
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15
-100% Phantasm Illusion Incoming Damage
16
Chaos Bolt
17
Attribute Bonus
18
Phantasm
19
Attribute Bonus
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20
Reality Rift Pierces Spell Immunity
21
Attribute Bonus
22
Attribute Bonus
23
Attribute Bonus
24
Attribute Bonus
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25
+10% Chaos Strike Chance

Disables, Buffs and Passives

AbilitiesDisablesDispellable BuffsBreakable Passives
Interrupts ChannelingSilencesRoots
Chaos Bolt
Reality Rift
Chaos Strike
Phantasm

Item Build

Starting
Tango
4
Quelling Blade
Gauntlets of Strength
Circlet
Iron Branch
Iron Branch
Early Game
Power Treads
Bracer
13
Magic Stick
Helm of Iron Will
Mid Game
Armlet of Mordiggian
5
Echo Sabre
15
Blink Dagger
Late Game
15
Bloodthorn
15
Disperser
19
Harpoon
Assault Cuirass
15
Overwhelming Blink
Situational
7
Infused Raindrops
Aghanim's Shard
90
Black King Bar
Aghanim's Scepter
Mage Slayer
30
Manta Style
14
Linken's Sphere
20
Silver Edge
Heart of Tarrasque
Neutral
Occult Bracelet
Duelist Gloves
Broom Handle
Vambrace
Orb of Destruction
Elven Tunic
Vindicator's Axe
12
Mind Breaker
60
Ninja Gear
40
Pirate Hat
8
Force Boots
Stygian Desolator

Hero Strategy

Try to get level 2 before your opponent and go for a kill with your support. Chaos knight has good kill potential with levels try to catch your enemy out.

Try to have chaos strike maxed by level 7 as it is your main tool for farming and will help with burst early.

Use Phantasm off cooldown not just to fight but also to farm faster unless you suspect a fight will happen soon.

Illusions scale with stat attributes, attack speed and movemet speed increases, health regeneration and some attack modifiers like lifesteal and crit.

Phantasm illusions are strong illusions so they can't be instantly killed with hex, dagon or drains.

Try to target and burst enemy supports and save heroes at the start of fights. Your illusions will generally be killed off as the fight continues.

With Blink Dagger you can use Phantasm, blink in and pull illusions on target by using Reality Rift.

Counter Strategy

Chaos Strike sustains Chaos Knight. Deal bursts of damage to him so he can't hit creeps easily and regain HP.

Chaos Knight's Phantasm applies a basic dispel on cast.

Either kills his illusions in the fights or disengage.

Items that deal AoE damage are good against Chaos Knight's illusions.

Crimson Guard and armor items are good at offsetting Chaos Knight's physical damage output.

Counter Items for Core Players

Laning Phase
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Armor items
Mid Game
16
Solar Crest
15
Lotus Orb
35
Crimson Guard
4
Battle Fury
Maelstrom
18
Gleipnir
90
Black King Bar
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
105
Aeon Disk
35
Mjollnir
27
Shiva's Guard
Radiance
Butterfly

Counter Items for Support Players

Laning Phase
Wind Lace
Boots of Speed
Armor items
Mid Game
16
Solar Crest
15
Lotus Orb
14
Glimmer Cape
22
Ghost Scepter
19
Force Staff
Late Game
20
Scythe of Vyse
105
Aeon Disk